If only my spam mails are true, I'll be the richest human alive!

@r03249 (357)
Philippines
October 2, 2011 5:04am CST
I am always receiving theses spam mails telling me I won a lottery or some old hag decided to make me his heiress. It's so lame. As if people will believe them but they keep coming! Then I guess maybe they got my email address from my sites. It's so annoying. If only they're real, I'll be the richest teenager alive! Do you get them too?
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Oct 11
I always get spam messages. I have around ten email address and all of them are receiving spam messages every single day. It really is annoying. I hope they just stop doing that. I guess it's because some people are still believing this kind of messages that is why they won't stop.
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@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
I think it is a numbers game?
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@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
A numbers game? How? :)
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@webzap (885)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Once you acknowledge the mail, they will ask you for some kind of processing money so they can send you the money to your bank. These are scam mails. So beware and more alert.
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
I have what is called a spam filter and use it. I got a lottery scam years ago that was actually well done in that it answered back and forth a dozen times before actually getting to the asking for the money part. You won, congrats, it will be delivered to you, contact this person, we are happy for you, then the punch line of we need money to process the payment. Bingo! Interestingly, I posted a blog about it and got an email from this man with a simple question about it and when I responded back, the poor man wrote to me that he had sent money (few hundred dollars) and then never heard a thing back and wanted to know if anyone else had experienced the same. It is too bad that people get stung in these things as it ruins goodwill for everyone. You are right about it being lame though, and some are not above using religion as a tool to cheat people. So sad!
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Oct 11
Oh my god. Poor guy. My old friend before was about to get scammed, too. She was about to reply to the message she received. Good thing I was with her that time. She was really happy when she was telling me the "good news". She was telling me all her plans for the money, that she's going to buy house, and all. At first, she did not believe me when I told her that is scam. She only believed me when I showed her some websites complaining about the same message they received. I guess the ones who believe in this kind of scam are those who are new in using internet. :(
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@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Hi bluedoll and Mariahhh. That was so bad. :( People can be so desperate to the point that they are fooling others. We can use their stories for us not to make the same mistake that they did. I won't believe my mails because how can I win a British lottery when I live here in the Philippines? I hope those scammers will receive what they really deserve. It's clearly a crime.
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• Canada
2 Oct 11
A few hundred dollars is nothing compared to my experience 4 years ago. My then fiance and I were looking into buying a house and were looking for help to do so. I was contacted by a supposed mortgage broker in the same country but in another province. He provided me with phone numbers to verify who he was and to prove that he was not scamming us. So I called up, and even emailed someone he'd given me an email address for. Everything seemed to have checked out, so I went down the street to send money to him. Even the person at the place I sent the money from questioned the validity of this transaction. I should have stopped right then and there, but I didn't. So I got home, emailed him and told him I'd sent what I had, all of $1200 for a downpayment for a house. I got married that weekend. When we got back, the emails bounced back, the phone was disconnected and I was out $1200 forever. There was no way to trace it. Boy was I a sucker and never fell for anything like that again.
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
I already know based on the subject what the email is all about, so instead of me being annoyed, I just ignore it, did not open the mail at all or often times, I delete those things.
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@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Hi webzap. Yep, exactly what I'm doing with those email spammers now. :) I don't wanna be fooled. And if the money is really mine, they will give it to me no matter what, right? :) Have a nice day!
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
Yeah, you are right. If that thing is really meant for you, they don't have to ask for pre-transfer fee or whatever they call it, and send it to you right away. They don't have to ask you to answer so many filling the blanks either, bank account is enough so they know where to send the money. If they do this thing to me, I will treat you to Jollibee .
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
2 Oct 11
That is really funny because I am amused by the fact that if they were true, then there would be a lot of generous people in this world. Or a lot of insane people in this world, who are throwing their money at some random person on the Internet. Alas, not true, which is almost unfortunate. Yet it does rather give me a chuckle some of these things. The sad thing I think is that many people do in fact believe these e-mails. To them, they are the gospel truth. Given that many people have been taken for these e-mails, and have had their bank accounts sucked dry when they are asked for personal information such as this. Still they are sometimes a small source of amusement for me, right before they get chucked straight into the recycle bin.
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@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Hi megamatt. :) Really funny but too bad there are still innocent people out there who believes them. Bluedoll and maraiahhh up there shared a sad story about being scammed. We can use them as a lesson for all of us. :) Take care. :)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
It also pisses me off receiving my spam mails. I just don't know why they are sending it to me. Sometimes I got to empty the spam folder but after 3-7 days.. it get flagged again with unknown emails.. I hope they would stop sending me those because they cannot get something from me anyway.. and vice versa..
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@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
If all my spam mails are true, I'll have the largest manhood ever. LOL. All these viagra and "manhood"- enhancing spams are always coming in, aside from the usual scamming emails. There was a saying in the Philippines that "walang manloloko kung walang magpapaloko" which can be translated as "There will be no scammers if no one is susceptible to scams"("loko" doesn't have a direct english translation but it may mean scam). People who are fooled by these scammers made them more inspired to try to fool others. But I'm not blaming the victims, it is just the sad truth.
@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Hi stuckonu. LOL. I haven't heard of that one! manhood-enhancing. Lame. I wonder if some men actually got scammed with that. haha. So true, walang manloloko kung walang magpapaloko. Too bad, some people are just so trusting. x( Have a nice day!
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@webzap (885)
• Philippines
11 Oct 11
Hello r, stuckonu is correct about that manhood thing. Not only manhood but womanhood too. Open your spam mailbox and you will find all the spams that scammers posted - manhood enhancer, all kinds of medicine, expensive watches, etc, etc -- you name it and you will find it there. Just now, I receive a notification from MasterCard in England informing me that I won 500,000 pounds. Imagine, I don't even have a credit card and they say my MasterCard number was picked as one of the grand prize winners?
• India
2 Oct 11
I get tons of them in my emails, mobile phone and also in several social sites, i just delete them.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Yeah, just delete them. :)
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
That is what I did at work with all the emails, since there were so many and I was in for a busy day without time to sift through them, just hit select all and all gone. Well that ritual is done. If asked, "did you get that memo" just reply huh huh, or what did you think of it?
• Malaysia
2 Oct 11
hiya r03249! hahaa...aren't we all victims of those kind of spam emails! i've manage to add spam filters to my email inbox to take care of the bulk of those spam emails...but sometimes there are a few that get through those filters. one of them said that i was the heir to the throne in some obscure African country that isn't even on the map! hahaa...imagine that. me, a king but of course i noticed that it was a spam email, as it requested me to create an account and make a deposit of some money, so that they can verify that i am the one they are looking for...that was a funny email that really made my day..hehe..
@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Hiya back mario! :) Nice. I guess we should just laugh about it then. LOL. I also got spam filters but, yeah, some of those evil spam mails still got through. XD Have a nice day!
• United States
2 Oct 11
I too have gotten these e-mails. Sometimes I have even gotten a few in a day! It is a shame that these people are still around scamming people. It is even more of a shame that people still believe them and get ripped off. I feel sorry for the victims. Not only are they out of money but also many people are not sympathetic to them.
@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Hi zukichucha. Yeah, too bad some people still believe them. As they say, if there are no people who will let people fool them, there will be no scammers.
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